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Bongani Mountain Lodge
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We loved the Bongani Lodge but didn't quite realise how far into the mountains it was. But the views were magnificent with lodges perched over the rocky ledges roamed by monkeys, baboons impala and kudo. Great excitement when we spotted our first herd of elephants down in the valley. Saw lots of game! The game guides were very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. Bush walks, game drives morning and night are all on offer straight out of the lodge grounds. The food was good with a limited choice but we are in a remote spot. Amazing dancing by the staff sometimes. Good choice of optional trips. A great adventure for us seniors. Loved it.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

We loved Bongani Mountain lodge I and its staff group. The rangers particularly were well trained and very knowledgeable they gave us the most wonderful African bush experience. The lodges are clean and well serviced but are looking a little jaded but thus perhaps adds to its charm . The bed was ginormous!! The only down side is to get to the lodge it is a three quarters of an hour Driscoll in open top jeeps up a steep rugged and winding mountain path which you have to go along every time you leave to go on a trip. Fir me thus became tedious and when it rained I got soaked as the capes given were far from waterproof. Thus us my only issue and the price which probably had to be paid fir being in such a wonderful location so please be aware.

Room Tip: Some of the have a fabulous view over the edge of the escarpment ask for one of those
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Maybe not the Big Five but after we bin in more places, this is an beautiful place with a stunning view over the savannah. Beautiful rooms and suites. The food was good and the staff was lovely. The Rangers are really good drivers and know a lot. If you like a bumpy gamedrive this is the place to be. There is no other place were the gamedrive are this exciting.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Lovely location, food and staff excellent, last of 4 lodges and much more scenic. had an unfortunate experience on the first night at another 'Buna' 2 million insects descended - just after the rain, 10 mins and the staff had the tables etc clear and clean, Just have to accept that the insects are part of the 'food chain' The drives are not for the 'fainthearted' excellent ranger & spotter.
Had kippers at breakfast one morning did not expect that - superb!

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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Lots of trips organised for guests; food excellent but if, for some reason, you are not going out on a game drive, there is nothing to do at the Lodge. Also, lunch expensive, particularly if you only want a snack as you know you're going to have a delicious huge meal in the evening!

Room Tip: All rooms great, but watch out for the loose rugs; I slipped on the one in my room and ended up with...
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
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Address: Mthethomusha Game Reserve, on the southern border of the Kruger National Park | Off the N4 between Nelspruit and Kaapmuiden, Matsulu 1295, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Matsulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Matsulu
Price Range: HK$3,732 - HK$4,092 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bongani Mountain Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the spirit of Africa and feel at one with the great African explorers and hunters of yesteryear as you step into this magnificent Mountain Lodge. Bongani Mountain Lodge is situated in the shadows of the Malelane Mountain range and surrounded by the peace and tranquillity of the African bushveld. Here you can connect back to a more simple life amidst the tranquillity of nature and the culture and history of this fascinating area. Take a trip here and you'll feel rejuvenated as you immerse yourself into the pulse of nature and luxury. Unspoiled beauty, warm and friendly hospitality make Bongani Mountain Lodge a favourite destination for both local and international travellers. Bongani Mountain Lodge is situated at 745m above sea level in the middle of the magnificent Mthethomusha Game Reserve, on the South Western border of Kruger National Park. We have a total of 38 rooms. 9 Of which are joined via a small passage which ensures that families can be close. While the remaining 20 suites offer greater privacy as well as King size beds, bath, indoor and outdoor showers, and all the ammenities one would expect from a luxury Lodge. Our Rates include: accomodation and all meals, daily game drive plus transfers within the reserve to and from our welcome. Rates exclude: Conservation fees, alcohol and soft drinks and all other items of a personal nature. ... more   less 
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